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Raw Maple-Cinnamon Coconut Cookies

What you need: 

Cookies:
2 cups shredded coconut
6 tablespoons coconut flour
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or ground vanilla beans
4 tablespoons melted coconut oil Maple Cinnamon Icing:
1/4 cup packed dates
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons coconut oil
water to thin, as needed nuts, to taste, for topping

What you do: 

1. Combine all ingredients for cookies. Roll into balls.
2. Place on a wax paper lined flat surface and press into a round cookie shape.
3. Combine ingredients for glaze in a food processor. Pipe onto cookies. Top with nuts. Freeze until hardened.
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Source of recipe: Raw treats are one of our favourite things to make because they are basically fool proof, ie. no baking. We love just making treats up as we go along, such as these cookies. They were originally based off our raw macaroon recipe, but since we added coconut flour, it made them more dense and cookie like. Basically, they were really really yummy, especially if you put maple-cinnamon caramel drizzle on top. These would be really good as Christmas cookies too.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 0 min
Cooking Time: 
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Servings: 
20
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

These were really delicious, although I didn't make the maple cinnamon icing, and here's why: these cookies are the PERFECT base for making Almond Joy candies (not raw, but delicious!). I'm out of vanilla so I used almond extract, and I was forming the cookies, took a bite of one, and inspiration hit me--cover in chocolate! I put an almond on each cookie (which I formed with 1 tablespoon of dough), then covered the tops with melted semi-sweet chocolate. They taste just like an Almond Joy! I will definitely have to try the recipe icing in the future though.

As far as the cookie goes--is coconut flour just really finely ground coconut? I put some coconut in a coffee grinder and I used that as my flour. To tell the truth, I thought these were a tad bit too sweet and a little oily, so I might try cutting down the amounts of both agave and oil next time--I don't know if the cookie would still stay together though. All in all, this totally fulfilled my coconut craving last night. Bravo!

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HANDS DOWN :)>>>

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These were awesome! I love feeling like I'm eating a treat that's still healthy. Thank you so much!  :-*

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These look AMAZING! I am printing it out now. Perfect raw holiday cookie!

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